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We have all seen how Virtual Events have replaced the Traditional Run/Walk Fundraisers provided the pandemic, however we desire more!!! Lets keep everyone "On Course" while having a little competitive fun supporting the events and nonprofits/charities impacted by Covid-19 in the process. Sound interesting???... then keep going!!!
As a participant in this virtual event each of you will run/walk the course of ANY event (cancelled, postponed, derailed, disrupted, envisioned, etc) due to Covid-19. You heard that right... run a course! Once complete you'll publish your results using your BIB assignment (located on your registration confirmation) through the Submit Virtual Event option within the Logbook of the RunGo Mobile App (details below).
But wait a moment! Before lacing up your kicks, lets look a the "Cause"! This Next Generation Virtual Event has an interesting charitable angle to it. With RESULTS in HAND its now YOUR mission to INVITE others to register and run the SAME EXACT COURSE YOU ran. Why??? Wait for it!!! Its almost here! But first...
When registering be sure to create a unique "On Course" Group/Team... and insert the USATF Course or RunGo Route Number at the end separated by a colon. "Team 1" and "Team 2" are the individual team names which will prefix the On Course for a Cause Team name to be used. See below... and feel free to click to see what they look like on RunSignUp.
Here's an example group/team name using an USATF Course: Team 2 - Applechase 5K - Revised 2013 "Off Track" : NJ13014LMB (Event Name : USATF Course Number)
Sames as above using the identical route on RunGo: Team 1 - Applechase 5K - Revised 2013 "Off Track" : zUvEWw4pGe (Event Name : RunGo Route ID)
---- > Please use one or the other above, Course - Route Group Naming conventions but NOT both. < ----
Can't wait anymore... OK... here is the charitable "bottom line"...
The TOP FIVE (5) event/courses that STRIVE for the LARGEST participation numbers (not times) with associated RESULTS SUBMITTED through this event prior to midnight the 7th of September, Labor Day will receive a MONETARY (Moolah, cash, dinero, etc) SPONSORSHIP, for their charity, directly from this event. The Sponsorship will consist of 50% of all the event registration proceeds collected in support of this event by your "teammates". A little math shows us that fifty percent (50%) of thirty-five dollars ($35) is seventeen dollars and fifty cents ($17.50). If one hundred (100) people run in support of their charity and are ranked in the (STRIVE FOR THE) TOP FIVE (5) groups/teams* finishing this event, will raise $1750 for their nonprofit/charity. No how's that for PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH US!
One last tidbit regarding selecting a Course and a Charity.
Charities are selected by the Group (Team) Creator during the registration process. This is an optional field for everyone else and is only required of those leading a Group/Team. Please ensure this is a valid charity as the RMMR Event Promotions staff will be contacting and confirm their legal "nonprofit" status. Only formalized 501 c3 nonprofits or those in pending status are eligible.
If an event has yet to identify a Course, or no course exists then its up to that Group (Team) Creator to identify/create a course on RunGo and share it with his/her team! Be sure to select/create a course that is easily accessible and safe from the traffic patterns of the day. Sidewalks are "ok" and encouraged in high density areas. Safety first when on a road/course way.
We have many "Heroes Among US" that we can thank and its only fair that they be rewarded for their efforts.... that is... If the team engaged can find enough people to make it happen!
So... gather up your posse, find a event, course and charity and lay down some times to show the world what you are made of and how you can make a difference!
*To eligible for a Strive for the TOP 5 placement ALL participants results need to be part of a RunSignUp, Stay! On Couse event Group! Results get to RunSignUp through the SUBMIT TO VIRTUAL RACE feature of the RunGo Logbook (share) using YOUR ASSIGNED BIB NUMBER (DO NOT POST using your EMAIL or NAME as the results may not count). All decisions regarding POSTED RESULTS will be made exclusively by RMMR Event Promotions and ALL/THEIR DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
Participation in the On Course for a Cause event is provided through four (4) waves. Each wave will run for a period of six (6) weeks. You can start to run/walk your course at the prescribed Event Start for the wave you registered for. You must finish running your course before 11:59pm EST on the Event Finish date. Registration is available one (1) week BEFORE and one (1) week AFTER the Event Start date of each of the four (4) waves.
The Strive for the TOP 5 Teams will be posted and notified on or before Labor Day, Monday, September 7th 2020!
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your shirt and finisher medal.
This race has partnered with the running app RunGo to put together a unique virtual race experience.
How this works, in 5 steps:
Check out (y)our route(s), then run the route ("on course"), submit your result through the app, then entice others to run as you & you team Strive for the Top Five! More information on the RunGo App can be found on their FAQ, rungoapp.com/virtual-race-guide
When watching the RunGo video below please realize that TREADMILLS albeit a health alternative are NOT a VALID option for On Course for a Cause event!
👉 Watch the 2 minute video below!
⏰ Do a dry run before your race effort to familiarize yourself with starting and ending the RunGo timer
💪 Have fun and enjoy the turn by turn directions and motivational messages scattered throughout the course!
🏆 Last, but certainly not least don't forget to post your Results!
To find the course of the event/charity you want to support simply search of the USATF* course database: https://certifiedroadraces.com/search/ or the RunGo website or mobile app. If you have trouble finding the course, you may want to check the event's website, registration page or contact the event director as the course details should be readily available. If you don't have a course, be sure to create one with RunGo! Just ensure its at least 3.10686 (5K) miles long.
Here is an example of how to find the USATF course number used by an event. The RWJ Barnabas Health System** sponsors the "Running with the Devils 5K" event. There event site can be found on RunSignUp, click --> here <--. When you scroll down the event page you will see a section entitled: USATF CERTIFIED RACE COURSE #NJ16522JHP. Using the course database link above you will search the Course ID "NJ16522JHP" which will return the course "North Jersey Susan G. Komen** Race for the Cure 5K".
Finding the RunGo Course number is easy obtained through the Routes section of their website. The Lager Run** 2010 5K uses the RunGo route: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/pHCw3qUvid The "pHCw3qUvid" is the Route number.
* This event is not supported or sanctioned by the US Track & Field Association.
** The RWJ Barnabas Health System, Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Lager Run do not directly support this event.
You remember the Wizard of OZ? The man you were told to ignore behind the "green" curtain? Or perhaps you recall the Fly Girl from In Living Color that became a pop sensation? RMMR Event Promotions has been behind thousands of Running Events for almost 15 years now. Little known secret, the principle of RMMR Event Promotions was one of the first ten (10) employees at RunSignUp.
At any rate, it was time to stop working behind the scenes an take center stage. You thought COVID-19 shook the foundation of road racing. RMMR Event Promotions, starting with this Stay! "On Course" For a Cause - Social Distance Challenge, is about to change the face of how we participate in Virtual events while teaming up with Run America to change the event landscape and how we fundraise.
Be sure to keep tabs on their progress from this point forward as you are not going to miss a second of what's "on course"
The runamerica.co website and mobile app are designed to aid a user in setting his/her own refinements (criteria) whereby created a personalized synthesis filter of events. Should you, or any other running enthusiast like to participate in 10K events, on Saturdays, within a 25 mile radius of your present location, or one you set, in the rain, between 10am-12pm, at a temperature of 70-80 degrees, at a cost of $30-40, as hosted through RunSignUp and in support of a children's charity Run America will show you what's on tap or alert you when an event like the one prescribed is available. To that end as you travel around the country your filter moves with you.
Nonprofits listen up! Run America is your event platform too! With Generation 3, Gen3 Groups can share the Run America Mobile App with their supporters to build a “forever giving” sponsorship residual! Simply setup your Group. Then have each Group member (supporter) select the Group in their Account Profile. After that each and every event registration completed through the Run America Mobile App will add to the Groups quarterly Sponsorship… Donation… Benefit! Keep track of your teams progress while enticing others to join through the Group Referral Activity Dashboard. Adding Groups to the ever popular Custom Event URL, now with (resalable) Sponsorship logos, and watch your event sponsorship benefit skyrocket!
Make no mistake, Run America caters to its users, now benefactors with its introduction of Gen3 by patronizing the events and causes we all love to support!
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